R&D and Productivity: The International Connection

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Elhanan Helpman

Harvard University - Department of Economics; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER); Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

Date Written: July 1997

Abstract

Countries differ greatly in R&D spending, and these differences are particularly striking when comparing developed with developing countries. The paper examines the extent to which the benefits of R&D are concentrated in the investing countries. It is argued that significant benefits spill over to other countries in the world. The argument is supported by quantitative estimates of such cross-country effects.

Suggested Citation

Helpman, Elhanan, R&D and Productivity: The International Connection (July 1997). NBER Working Paper No. w6101. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=225878

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